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Sunday, 30 Mar 2014

Rescuing the World: Ecological Disaster in the Young Adult Novel - Panel Discussion

Mar 30, 2014

2:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Panelists will discuss how the heroes and heroines in young adult fiction are often forced to grow up in a world damaged and corrupted by previous generations. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series

FLYWAY Magazine's "Home Voices"� Reading

Mar 30, 2014

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Writers from the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment read from their prize-winning work: Lindsay D'Andrea, "Rock Wall, New Hampshire," and Dana Thomann, "Flood Gap." Elizabeth Bradfield, author of Approaching Ice, selected this year's winning pieces. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series

Argentine Tango Class

Mar 30, 2014

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Tango punch card ISU $30/Public $40

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

The Brief History of the Dead

Mar 30, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of three novels, The Brief History of the Dead, The Truth About Celia, and The Illumination. He has also published two short story collections, Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & Environmental Imagination Series

Monday, 31 Mar 2014

Faculty panel discussion: Balancing work and private life

Mar 31, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Academic Affairs Training, development

This discussion is designed with new faculty in mind but open to all faculty.

Spring Open House: Alumni Center

Mar 31, 2014

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Ave.

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions

For event planners and administrative professionals. Tour the building and learn about catering options at the center.

CELT Morrill Professor Panel and Teaching Poster Symposium

Mar 31, 2014

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Beginning at 4:00 p.m., a panel session, featuring Morrill Professors Gail Nonnecke and Leo Timms, will share their perspectives on the importance of effective teaching in higher education. The symposium will feature efforts of the CELT Teaching Partners Program which pairs junior faculty with senior faculty mentors, as well as showcasing examples of teaching techniques, teaching strategies and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Language, Poetry and Resilience - Natalie Diaz

Mar 31, 2014

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Join us for a moderated conversation with poet Natalie Diaz about the process of writing poems, about the place of myth in writing, and about the language revitalization program she directs at Fort Mojave, where she works and teaches with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language. Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec. She earned a BA from Old Dominion University, where she received a...

Statisitcs Seminar

Mar 31, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"Bayesian Variable Selection in the Presence of Multicollinearity", Joyee Ghosh, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa - Iowa City

Cyclone Idol Prelims

Mar 31, 2014

6:00 PM

The M-Shop

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Are you ready for VEISHEA 2014's Cyclone Idol? Cyclone Idol is ISU's version of American Idol. This competition showcases ISU's student singers.

Zendoodle Workshop

Mar 31, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $19/ Public $29 Includes Supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Do you scribble patterns on notepads or junk mail? Does it relax you to doodle during class or in meetings? If so, you are already on your way to creating artful meditation.

Battle Ground Road Drummers & Meskwaki Nation Dancers

Mar 31, 2014

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Student activities

The Battle Ground Road drum group and Meskwaki Nation Dancers will share traditional and contemporary songs and dances.

In the Light of Justice - Walter Echo-Hawk

Mar 31, 2014

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

The Battle Ground Road drum group and Meskwaki Nation Dancers will perform at 6:30 pm, preceding the 7:00 pm talk. Walter Echo-Hawk is a lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist. The 2014 Thompson Memorial Lecture

Interior Mythologies: Literary Readings & Discussion

Mar 31, 2014

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Literary Readings and discussion with K. L. Cook, author of three books of fiction and teaches in Iowa State's MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment. Poet Natalie Diaz is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community and author of the poetry collection "When My Brother Was an Aztec." Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series